The role of Lower School Math Specialist supports the fundamental educational mission of the school by teaching Math in a variety of settings to students in Grades Pre-K through Five.
In living out our Equity and Inclusion Commitment, we encourage candidates of all backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences to apply, including candidates of color, candidates who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent candidates, multilingual candidates, and other candidates from historically underrepresented communities.
Plans, organizes, and implements math lessons that support students in one-on-one settings as well as in small groups, collaborating closely with Lower School classroom teachers
Provides math enrichment to Lower School students in a variety of settings, allowing students that need additional challenge an opportunity to engage with math concepts in a sophisticated way
Provides one-on-one remediation to Lower School students identified as needing additional support in math
Upon the request of a lead teacher or administrator, observes students in their math class, reads anecdotal records and/or testing results, and discusses findings to best support individual student needs
Performs a mathematics evaluation of a diagnostic and prescriptive nature upon request of a lead teacher or administrator and provides a post-assessment report to parents, Head of Lower School, and lead teacher
Plans lessons for students, tailoring instruction to meet individual student needs and keeping in line with the grade-level scope and sequence
Supports Lower School teachers with relevant resources and materials to supplement or enhance the Math in Focus curriculum in the classroom; supports teachers to maintain continuity of curriculum throughout the Lower School
Participates in parent meetings when appropriate
Develops positive relationships with children and their parents
Writes narrative reports on students receiving regular one-on-one tutorial sessions and conducts formal parent-teacher conferences two times per year
Maintains verbal and written communication with parents using a variety of modes including technology
Participates in pertinent department, division, and all-employee meetings
Plans for professional development, keeping abreast of current research and practices in math, child development, and equity, justice, and diversity issues
Skills and Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university
3 or more years as a Lower School teacher
Experience with a balanced mathematics program, preferably the Math in Focus program
Ability to teach mathematics across all Lower School grade levels
Deep and broad understanding of mathematical content
Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, parents, school employees, and the general public
Ability to project a positive and professional image at all times
Exhibits strong organizational skills, demonstrates innovative thinking, and takes initiative
Has knowledge of current curricular and instructional practice
Has support of and ability to use technology in support of teaching
Shore Country Day School (Boston Metropolitan area) is a Pre-K - Grade 9 independent day school serving students of all social identities. Our commitment to anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching, staff, and administrative practices are the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Shore Community. All employees are supported through mentoring, significant professional development opportunities, and a culture of intentionality for individual belonging and innovation.
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